The Bahamas is home to several resorts, a few of which also have the so-called “all-inclusive” vacations.
Before going into the resorts themselves I think the term “all-inclusive” should be defined because most people think this means one thing, when in reality it means something else all together.
All-inclusive is a term to mean that three major meals and some soft-drinks during the day, are included in the hotel charge. It does NOT automatically mean that everything there is to do at the resort is free of charge (though some things are).
European is a term to describe hotels where you are paying for the hotel room, but drinks and meals are extra. It does NOT automatically mean that other amenities/ “things to do” will also come with a charge.
DO NOT make the mistake of automatically assuming that one of the above is automatically going to be less expensive or have more things to do than a hotel/resort that operates under a different one.
There are numerous pros and cons, and VAST differences from one hotel/resort to the next.
The major resorts are:
Atlantis Paradise Island
*European Plan* The Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas hardly needs an introduction. With its 2,300+ guest rooms divided amongst 3 tower sections, this 4 star, family friendly resort offers more to do than many major theme parks.
This is one of the most popular destinations for first-timers to the Bahamas for a very good reason.
However, due to its size, you can’t really “get away” at this resort.
*All Inclusive* Here, beside the crystal clear waters, you can listen to the gentle call of the sea bird and feel your worries drift away with the tide. At night, a short stroll along the beach takes you to the excitement of Nassau’s glittering casino.
This is one of the few resorts where “all-inclusive” almost really does mean that. Food and drinks whenever you want them tajpur resorts near beach are included and there is A LOT to do right here in the resort. Somehow, this resort does a FANTASTIC job of never seeming crowed or over busy.
While there isn’t as much to do as at the Atlantis, this may be one of my favorite resorts for a short getaway.
Comfort Suites Paradise Island
*European Plan* Comfort Suites Paradise Island Bahamas is located on Paradise Island in the Bahamas adjacent to the Atlantis Resort. 5 minutes from Paradise Island International Airport. 10 minutes from downtown Nassau.
If you’re on a budget, and money is tight but you still want a vacation in the Bahamas, this “resort” is the ticket. While it is little more than a glorified hotel with virtually zero on-site amenities, the price of this one is right. Further, it is close to just about everything and they do an admirable job of keeping the feeling still up-scale enough to make it a worthy vacation destination.
Nassau Beach Hotel
*European Plan* A 3 star budget hotel located amidst the hustle and bustle of the other Cable Beach facilities, Nassau Beach Hotel owns 750 feet of beachfront property and offers complimentary watersports to guests, who can also sign up to take advantage of the amenities of its companion hotels the Wyndham Nassau Resort and Crystal Palace Casino, which it neighbors.
This is another hotel for the budget conscious, and many people prefer this hotel over the Comfort Suites thanks to the fact that this hotel is RIGHT on the beach. I will say that I’m partial to the Comfort Suites, but if you’re going to the Bahamas to spend most of your time relaxing on the beach then this is the hotel for you.
*European Plan* Nestled at water’s edge, the 90-room Pelican Bay at Lucaya is a Caribbean hotel with a distinct European architecture and a spectacular location on Lucaya Bay. For our more discerning guests, we offer The Pelican Bay Suites.